Archive for the 'Rookie Rantings' Category

2006 Rookie Class Early Bust Predictions

Friday, July 14th, 2006

So the Summer Leagues have been up and running and many of the rookies have been able to show their stuff at least to some extent. I’ve written a piece on Busts in NBA History. in the past so I’m curious to hear what you guys think about this class of rookies. Who do you […]

Summer League Rosters

Monday, July 10th, 2006

So the Summer Leagues are on going. It’s our chance to see the young players in action and also some free agents who just be given a contract and play for your favorite team during the regular season. Here are the rosters of some of those teams participating. Remember the names, one of them might […]

Bargnani Looking Good!

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

Andrea Bargnani has a heavy weight in his shoulders being the 1st overall pick of the 2006 draft. As with every 1st rounder the expectations are great, especially since the mistake of drafting Kwame Brown at no. 1 back in 2001. Yao Ming, Lebron James, Dwight Howard, Andrew Bogut - these are the great names […]

Chris Paul named Rookie of The Year

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Sometimes you wish all decisions were as easy as this. Chris Paul could have been named Rookie of the Year months ago and they’d still be right. It’s like this piece of news isn’t news at all, since everyone knew eons ago that this dude would win it. Yes there were a few rookies who […]

Nuggets’ Hodge Shot

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

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Nuggets rookie Julius Hodge was shot Saturday as he was driving through Interstate 76. He’s in fair condition now, as a passing motorist was good enough to get Hodge and his passenger to he hospital right away. Julius Hodge was drafted at number 20 by the Denver Nuggets during the 2005 draft as […]

Robinson gets on Brown’s Nerves

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

When you put a flashy player who loves to showboat all the time and Knicks coach larry Brown together, you get a lot of friction. Larry Brown is an old school who wants everything done his way. This is why diminutive rookie and slam dunk champion Nate Robinson is in trouble. His style of […]

Hornets’ Paul records first triple double

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

The widely considered top two rookies, Chris Paul of the New Orleans-Oklahoma Hornets and Charlie Villanueva of the Toronto Raptors, faced each other April 2.  Chris Paul was responsible for bringing the Hornets into Playoff contention early during the season, ranking as high as the #6 seed in the West. But because of the team’s […]